ROCKPro64 Software Release

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This page contains a list of all available releases and tools for the ROCKPro64.

Linux

Debian

Official Debian Installer


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As of April 2020 Debian have a ROCKPro64 images available for sid daily build. See forum thread here.

Debian 11 Bullseye images are available here.

Instructions for creating a bootable image are in the README file on the Debian website, as at June 2020 these were too short

  • Download: firmware.rockpro64-rk3399.img.gz
  • Download: partition.img.gz
  • Create the disk image:
For Linux: zcat firmware.rockpro64-rk3399.img.gz partition.img.gz > complete_image.img
For Mac: gzcat firmware.rockpro64-rk3399.img.gz partition.img.gz > complete_image.img
  • Write the image to your boot device:
For Linux: dd if=complete_image.img of=your_chosen_boot_device bs=4M
For Mac: Etcher

What you now have is the official Debian installer that will boot and run on your ROCKPro64. You will need an Ethernet connection and to answer the various installer questions/options.

Note: See the troubleshooting section if you encounter issues with GPU acceleration.

Armbian

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Minimal Debian-based Linux with powerful configurator and software installer. To find out more about Armbian and available options please visit their site. If you are booting from a Micro SD card, then both Linux kernel versions will work. If you are trying to boot from an eMMC module then the 4.4.y will work, but the newer 5.10.y will not.

  • Armbian packed as 7zip, please unzip first before dd.
  • DD image to microSD card or eMMC module and boot. Highly recommend using Etcher

All Armbian downloads can be found here: https://dl.armbian.com/rockpro64/archive/ (Redirects to fastest mirror)


DietPi

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Default credentials
Root user root/dietpie

Community Debian builds


ayufan Debian and Ubuntu Release

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Forum thread concerning these releases can be found here

A number of release versions are available based on either Ubuntu or Debian. In addition releases are available that are stable (based on a 4.4 kernel which has all the RockChip patches in it) or pre-releases (based on the latest linux kernel). An overview of the philosophy is on this GitHub page.

Clicking through on any chosen release header (or expanding the "assets" section under the Changelog) will provide options to download many images suitable for the ROCKPro64 as well as others suitable for other devices such as the Rock64 and PinebookPro - please read the download filenames carefully to choose precisely the image you desire.


Mrfixit2001 Debian Release

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Mrfixit has engineered 2 releases based on Debian.

Feature complete desktop release See forum thread here.

  • DD image to microSD card or eMMC module and boot. Highly recommend using Etcher
GitHub Release page
Default credentials
Default user rock/rock

Minimal Debian Forum thread concerning this release can be found here

  • DD image to microSD card or eMMC module and boot. Highly recommend using Etcher
GitHub Releases page
Default credentials
Default user rock/rock

Manjaro ARM

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To learn more about Manjaro please visit Manjaro Forum

  • Download: from Github
    • RockPro64 is no longer listed on the updated Manjaro.org download page.

Decompress the image (unxz) before flashing, or decompress on the fly while flashing (xzcat in a root shell, Etcher, ...)

  • A display and keyboard will be required for first boot.
    • Initial setup includes: keyboard layout, locale, username, user password, and root password.
    • Then the installation will expand the root partition to use the remaining space on the storage device you've flashed.

AOSC

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Originally AnthonOS (an OpenSUSE derivative built with SUSE Studio), then remade as a Debian derivative with customised KDE 4 UI and CJK support.

To learn more about AOSC, please visit the official AOSC website

  • AOSC using LZ4 compression algorithm, please visit the LZ4 github site for utility
  • 8GB microSD card or eMMC module and above
Default credentials
Default user aosc/anthon
  • Community Build Images (microSD / eMMC Boot)
AOSC KDE
AOSC GNOME
AOSC MATE
AOSC Cinnamon
AOSC XFCE
AOSC LXDE

Twister OS

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Desktop computing experience for SBCs, right out-of-the-box. Including themes, applications, tools, and optimizations to get the most out of your SBC. For more information on Twister OS, please visit the {https://twisteros.com/ official site]. You can follow the ongoing discussion about Twister OS on the PINE64 forum (https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=12192).

Download:

Note: After flashing image with Etcher, edit /boot/armbianEnv.txt, replace the dtb name with rk3399-rockpro64.dtb.
Default credentials
Default user pi/raspberry

SkiffOS

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Minimal cross-compiled OS optimized for hosting distributions in Docker containers. Provides the reliability of firmware with the ease-of-use of package managers. Uses the Buildroot cross-compilation tool for support for all Pine64 boards.

Use configuration packages to configure the distribution:

  • core/gentoo: Gentoo optimized for Rockpro64
  • core/nixos: NixOS arm64

You can also configure the skiff core yaml file to configure multiple distributions to run in parallel.

The boot-up OS can be upgraded independently from the containers.

Download location

The repository and instructions can be found here.

Slackware

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Slackware is the world's oldest actively developed Linux distribution, providing a modern user land (applications) and Linux Kernel, within a more classic Unix Operating System environment.

More information can be found about Slackware in this 20 minute video.

Installation instructions.

Installation video guide

slarm64

slarm64 is an unofficial aarch64 / riscv64 Slackware Linux port. You can follow the ongoing discussion about slarm64 on the RockPro64 on the PINE64 forum (https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=6823) or this forum thread for more general slarm64 information: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-arm-108/slarm64-aarch64-unofficial-slackware-4175613287/.

rsync: rsync://dl.fail.pp.ua

mirror: http://mirrors.slackware.bg/

  • This build uses ZST compression algorithm, please visit the ZST github site for utility

Downloads:

  • download (supports microSD card, look for slarm64-current-aarch64-xfce-rockpro64-x.xx.x-build-xxxxxxxx.img.zst)
Default credentials
Root user root/password

Flashing the distribution to the eMMC:

  • Flash the image to micro SD, power up the board with micro SD and login
  • Copy the image file to micro SD by using SFTP. The image file must have the .img file extension.
  • After finish copy the file, power off the board and add eMMC module to the board
  • Boot the board, run below command for flashing to eMMC module
  • Run dd if=[image file] of=/dev/mmcblkX bs=10M (example: sudo dd if=slack-current-aarch64-xfce_29Sep18-4.4.162-rockpro64-build-20181126.img of=/dev/mmcblkX bs=10M)
  • then edit these two files in eMMC module:
    • mount /dev/mmcblk1p1 /media
    • echo "rootdev=/dev/mmcblk1p1" >> /media/boot/uEnv.txt
    • sed -i 's:mmcblk0p1:mmcblk1p1:' /media/etc/fstab
  • After that, power off the board and remove the microSD card. Then boot with only the eMMC module.

OpenWrt

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OpenWrt ​is a highly extensible ​GNU/​Linux ​distribution for embedded devices ​(typically wireless routers). Unlike many other distributions for these routers, OpenWrt ​is built from the ground up to be a full-featured, easily modifiable operating system for your router. In practice, this means that you can have all the features you need with none of the bloat, powered by a Linux kernel ​that's more recent than most other distributions.

Choose a version and DD image to SD card (for 512MB microSD card and above)

default IP: 192.168.1.1
username: root

OpenWrt wiki notes: Main differences of buildbot snapshots vs. official stable releases

  • snapshots do not contain LuCI GUI by default. It needs to be installed by the user.
  • snapshots are completely untested. Just automatic builds of the most recent source code and packages. Although snapshots are usually ok, they may sometimes contain serious bugs that prevent booting the device correctly or even prevent easy sysupgrading to new versions.
  • snapshots are built daily, and that sets time limits to installing new packages with opkg. Due to kernel version checksums, you can only install “kmod” kernel modules and other kernel version dependent modules from the exactly same snapshot build. So, a few hours after flashing the firmware you may not be able to install new modules with opkg any more (as the next snapshot has been built into the download repo and has different checksums). See OpenWrt wiki for package availability time limits.

OpenWrt 21.02

Release Candidates:

  • 21.02.0-rc2
    Version: 21.02.0-rc2 (r16122-c2139eef27)
    Date: 2021-05-29 21:10:28
  • 21.02.0-rc1
    Version: 21.02.0-rc1 (r16046-59980f7aaf)
    Date: 2021-04-21 01:29:32

OpenWrt Snapshot Build [microSD Boot]

LibreELEC

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LibreELEC is a lightweight ‘Just enough OS’ Linux distribution purpose-built for Kodi on current and popular mediacentre hardware.

Download:

  • Official LibreElec build image (look for PINE64 RockPro64-LibreELEC-RK3399.arm-x.x.x-rockpro64.img.gz, supports microSD card and the eMMC module of 8GB or more.)
Note: Unzip and flash the image to a microSD card or eMMC module, for example using dd.

OpenMediaVault

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OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution, click this link to OMV main page to learn more. Forum thread concerning this release can be found here

Stretch 32bit (armhf) [microSD / eMMC Boot] [0.8.3]

DD image to microSD card or eMMC module. Highly recommend using Etcher
Release notes on ayufan Linux github
Direct download from ayufan's github
size: 392MB
  • NB! You need to enable root login in OMV WebGUI
OpenMediaVault Basic Setup
OpenMediaVault Plugins

Stretch 64bit (aarch64) [microSD / eMMC Boot] [0.8.3]

DD image to microSD card or eMMC module. Highly recommend using Etcher
Release notes on ayufan Linux github
Direct download from ayufan's github
size: 340MB
  • NB! You need to enable root login in OMV WebGUI
OpenMediaVault Basic Setup
OpenMediaVault Plugins
Default credentials
TTY and SSH, except OMV rock64/rock64
WebGUI Login admin/openmediavault
TTY and SSH root/openmediavault

NextCloudPi

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NextCloudPi includes not only NextCloud, but also management tools for backup, SSL certificates, SAMBA, enhanced security and more. Visit the project's website. You can follow the ongoing discussion about NextCloudPi on the forum

NextCloudPi Community Build Image [microSD / eMMC Boot] [03-10-19]

  • DD image to microSD card and boot. Highly recommend using Etcher
Direct download from pine64.org
MD5 (XZ file): 6ab1b08a8e4c2ed3abe40511749971a7
File Size: 312MB
Default credentials
Root user root/1234

Retro-Center R-Cade

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Retro-Gaming OS with over 100 systems combined with a lightweight web browser and a 4K UHD Media Center (https://www.retro-center.com/about-r-cade/)</

RCade Releases and Updates [USB / microSD / eMMC Boot]

  • DD image to microSD card and boot. Highly recommend using Etcher
Direct download from Retro Center's GitHub

Batocera Linux

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It is an operating system in retrogaming. Visit the project's website here (https://batocera.org/). You can follow the ongoing discussion about batocera.linux on the PINE64 forum (https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7084)

Batocera Linux Community Build Image [microSD / eMMC Boot] [5.25-20200310]

  • DD image to microSD card and boot. Highly recommend using Etcher
Direct download from batocera.org website
File Size: 834MB
MD5 (gzip file): 9559c7570e48ca0a51bd9fc639b8a3c0

Batocera Linux Community Build Image [microSD / eMMC Boot] [5.24-20191108]

  • DD image to microSD card and boot. Highly recommend using Etcher
Direct download from batocera.org website
File Size: 857MB
MD5 (gzip file): 3228bf24e555ef75bba562dfe09f30a4

Recalbox

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Recalbox allows you to re-play a variety of videogame consoles and platforms in your living room, with ease! Visit the project's website here (https://www.recalbox.com/). You can follow the ongoing discussion about Recalbox on the PINE64 forum (https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7194)

Recalbox Community Build Image [microSD / eMMC Boot]

  • DD image to microSD card and boot. Highly recommend using Etcher
download latest release build from mrfixit2001 github.

Retro Arena

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Retro Arena Community Build Image [microSD / eMMC Boot] [Beta 0.0.8] This is a BETA and therefore is not update-able nor supported, however bugs or issues are appreciated to be identified and shared via the issues tab on our GitHub so that we can address them in the future. The Roshambo Case support is baked in with one major caveat due to kernel limitation: You can power the unit off by the POWER switch and the RESET button works 100% however to power the unit on you will need to manually plug/unplug the power cord. This limitation will not be present in future releases. Visit the project's [1]

You can follow the ongoing discussion about Retro Arena on the forum

  • DD image to microSD card and boot. Highly recommend using Etcher
Direct download from pine64.org
MD5 (XZ file): fdfacfa8560356ba8d3aff0762c3e7cc
File Size: 4.06GB

Nems Linux

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NEMS stands for "Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server" and it is a modern pre-configured, customized and ready-to-deploy Nagios Core image designed to run on low-cost micro computers. To find out more about NEMS on the PINE64 and available tweaks to the installation please visit the PINE64 forum thread

Default credentials
Default user nemsadmin/nemsadmin

NEMS Linux [microSD / eMMC Boot] [v1.5 - build 1]

DD image (for 16GB microSD card and above)
Download page with torrent seed or direct download.
Direct download from pine64.org
MD5 (XZ file): 2627bc0aa81e1c55de69a621d80987a5
File Size: 1.32GB

NixOS

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  • Needs development

More information can be found on the NixOS wiki and this GitHub

VoidLinux

Official guide at Guide. At this time no RockPro64 image is available. Follows is the generic steps if you have an existing VoidLinux installation, eg thanks to a Live /bootable image on a Windows machine from voidlinux.org:

  • xbps-insall -Syu # updates the xbps installation of live image
  • create RockPro64 image from void-mklive software (from github.com):
    • create a rootfs via mkrootfs.sh: sh mkrootfs.sh -o void-aarch64-muls-ROOTFS-yyyymmdd.tar.xz
    • sh mkplatformfs.sh rockpro64 void-aarch64-muls-ROOTFS-yyyymmdd.tar.xz
    • sh mkimage.sh -s 7GiB void-rockpro64-PLATFORMFS-yyyymmdd.tar.xz
  • write image to sdcard or eMMC: dd if=IMAGE-FILENAME of=DEVICENAME bs=2M
  • If mkplatformfs.sh errors with rockpro64 not supported, install xbps-src from gibhub.com void-linux/void-packages and build the rockpro64 package.
  • Tip: write a new uboot to the image if you see on the serial console the boot-up stalls:
    • get the two uboot files from pkgs.org, the aarch64 files.

dd if=idbloader.img of=DEVICENAME seek=64 dd if=u-boot.itb of=DEVICENAME seek=16384

  • Login with username root and password voidlinux

BSD Images

FreeBSD

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The RockChip FreeBSD page has instructions for installing FreeBSD. Version 13.0 and greater include prebuilt images.

Download:

  • Images for various FreeBSD releases can be found here
Default credentials
SSH user (enabled by dwefault) freebsd/freebsd
Root user root/root

Notes:

NetBSD

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NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. To learn more about NetBSD please visit NetBSD main page

Download:

  • download latest release build from NetBSD by select 64bit - RockPro64 (size: 339 MB)
Default credentials
Root user and SSH login root/[none]

Notes:

  • Instructions concerning enabling SSH can be found here

OpenBSD

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Official instruction to get OpenBSD on ROCKPro64 is here, and blogs on installation is here and here. Forum discussion is here.

Chromium OS

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The Chromium OS community build image for microSD card and eMMC module, version beta (R76). To learn more please visit the forum.

Download:

Note: Flash the image to a microSD card or an eMMC module, for example using dd.

Android Images

Android 9.0.0

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Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20200804]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • Supports new RockPro64 AP6256 Wifi/BT module
  • Support Sony IMX214 camera module and works on both MiPi-CSI ports
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • DD image for 8GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 16GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 32GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 64GB eMMC module

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20200804]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (GZip file): 9ac830527814521e15b009fa2503c9e3
    • File Size: 589MB

Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20200708]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • Supports new RockPro64 AP6256 Wifi/BT module
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • DD image for 8GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 16GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 32GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 64GB eMMC module

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20200708]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (GZip file): 6d060ddd47ebcfd5cfcdbf90ec042c97
    • File Size: 589MB

Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20190427]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • Please ignore "internal problem with your device" popup message if appear on Android boot-up page.
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • DD image for 16GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 32GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 64GB eMMC module

Stock for DD method [microSD Boot] [20190506]

  • DD image to microSD card and boot.
  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • Please ignore "internal problem with your device" popup message if appear on Android boot-up page.
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • DD image for 8GB microSD card
  • DD image for 16GB microSD card
  • DD image for 32GB microSD card
  • DD image for 64GB microSD card

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20190427]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (GZip file): 046BA4A07933120809FBE1B9577B7341
    • File Size: 592MB

Android 8.1.0

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Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20180828]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 9AEE21BC1B9DE886DCB0E64FA123988A
    • File Size: 414MB

Stock for DD method [microSD Boot] [20181212]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • DD image (for 8GB microSD card and above)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 5A6BB7FCD7B3F77FCEE99CE462AE7405
    • File Size: 616MB

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20180828]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 4DACFE927BB09EE9C56B5232A7F624EE
    • File Size: 415MB

Android 7.1.2

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Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20180809]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 00F194017557017C2588724686E90CEA
    • File Size: 498MB

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20180809]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 197A9905B48441D8655E7542F4643FE9
    • File Size: 483MB

Stock for DD method [microSD Boot] [20180920]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): CE39642A379B357BB3E4BC80ACA2E0CE
    • File Size: 765MB

Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20180518]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 33622034ACDBC31A7D7BB01ED634E29B
    • File Size: 345MB

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20180518]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 90C1991DADAE13ADC94E927F171F8920
    • File Size: 342MB

Stock for install from SDcard to eMMC [microSD Boot] [20180921]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): c6900e82a1d6ef397dcac241f76f43c9
    • File Size: 350MB

Android SDK

Android P SDK [v9.0]

Slash TV OS

Android 7 based system including Play Store, working only from SD card (does not boot when installed on eMMC)

For Linux Developer

The Ayufan github page

Below are the LPDDR4 driver for RK3399

ROCKPro64 related files

Miscellaneous tools